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Category: Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde refers to Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho province in the far north of the country. The modern-day ‘Vinho Verde’ region, originally designated in 1908, includes the old Minho province plus adjacent areas to the south. In 1976, the old province was dissolved.
Vinho Verde is not a grape variety, it is a DOC for the production of wine. The name literally means “green wine,” but translates as “young wine”, with wine being released in 3-6 months after the grapes are harvested.